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Glucocorticoids and immunomodulating agents

Claudio Ponticelli

in Treatment of Primary Glomerulonephritis

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199552887
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753282 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199552887.003.0002

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Glucocorticoids and immunomodulating agents

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Although the rationale for an etiological treatment of primary glomerulonephritis is still lacking, a number of clinical studies have shown that some subtypes of these diseases may benefit from empirical treatment based upon the use of glucocorticoids or immunomodulating agents. In this chapter the clinical pharmacology, the mechanisms of action, and the toxic effects of these drugs will be reviewed.

Chapter.  29443 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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